Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed a bill on May 15 that would have made it easier to get gun background checks.

In a letter to lawmakers, Ritter said the bill had inadequate safeguards to prevent people who have had their handgun permits revoked.He said there also was no way to notify law enforcement that a person has a valid handgun permit because the state is barred from keeping a list of permit holders.

"There are numerous troubling aspects to this bill," Ritter wrote.

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